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Presbyterian Homes Registered Nurse in LAKE FOREST, Illinois

PRN RN - Registered Nurse

All shifts available 1st, 2nd, 3rd (7am-3pm, 3pm-11pm, 11pm-7am)


Plus Shift and Weekend Differentials!

Are you passionate about Long-Term Care? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment and love helping others? Look no further!

We’re a Life Plan Community in the Chicago suburbs. Lake Forest Place is no ordinary place; our employees work as one team and aspire to deliver a personalized experience to our residents through collaboration and knowledge sharing of their expertise. We are looking for candidates that like to lead by example creating a positive work environment and living community experience that inspires wellness, independence, joy and security for our residents and families. At the heart of Lake Forest Place are people who know there’s so much more to life — and they choose to pursue it here.

Why choose us?

  • Health Insurance: Medical, Dental, & Vision plans

  • Long-term and short-term Disability plan

  • Confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)! PTO rollover & PTO sell-back options

  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer match and baseline

  • Scholarship programs including tuition reimbursement.

Essential Functions

  • Practices nursing within the scope of education and ability.

  • Supports Presbyterian Homes’ policies and procedures and Nursing Department standards of care.

  • Observes and preserves residents’ rights.

  • Communicates appropriately with supervisors, co-workers, other employees, residents and visitors.

  • Accepts accountability for clinical care of assigned residents.

  • Makes rounds on residents at least three times each shift assessing for changes in condition and response to care and treatment.

  • Monitors the status of residents with acute problems.

  • Provides direct nursing care to residents who require professional skilled care.

  • Administers medications and treatments in accordance with established policies and procedures. Is familiar with indication for use, action, and major side effects of medications administered.

  • Takes direct appropriate action in urgent and emergent situations.

  • Anticipates and acts to maintain a safe environment.

  • Supervises nursing assistant staff in direct resident care by:

  • Giving verbal and written report at the beginning of each shift.

  • Observing CNA / resident interaction and completion of resident care including bathing, grooming, dressing, feeding, toileting, mobility and attendance at activities and appointments.

  • Discussing plan of care for individual resident.

  • Making rounds and receiving feedback on resident status at the end of the shift or at any time there is a change in a resident’s condition.

  • Communicating information regarding job performance on an ongoing basis.

  • Evaluates, in collaboration with the Director of Nursing or Supervisor the job performance of CNAs.

  • Completes a nursing assessment upon admission, considering physical, functional and psychosocial status.

  • Develops and keeps current nursing care plans of all residents on assigned unit ensuring that condition changes are duly noted.

  • Is knowledgeable of the assessments and evaluations of other disciplines and incorporates them into resident care.

  • Communicates changes in condition to supervisor and to patient families as assigned.

  • Participates in interdisciplinary care conferences and collaborates with other disciplines as needed.

  • Communicates with physicians regarding the residents’ status.

  • Maintains a therapeutic relationship with residents.

  • Documents appropriate and necessary information in the medical record.

  • Exchanges pertinent information in inter-shift report.

  • Incorporates knowledge of normal aging changes into nursing practice.

  • Is knowledgeable of common health problems of older adults and their usual treatment.

  • Participates in staff development programs and unit meetings.

  • Assists in the orientation of new staff.

  • Demonstrates leadership skills.

  • Seeks supervision and guidance as needed.

  • Channels administrative problems appropriately to Nurse Manager / Supervisor.

  • Daily use of all computer systems provided by Presbyterian Homes in support of care and service to residents/patients, and to support administrative responsibilities. Attend all facility software classes to maintain computer skills. Demonstrates skills to staff and leads by encouraging others to use computer resources.


  • Graduation from an approved registered professional nursing program.

  • MUST BE Licensed through the state of Illinois.

  • One year as an RN in a hospital (general care) or long-term care setting with adults preferred.

  • Good communication skills. Interest in working with older adults. Ability to direct nursing assistants. Knowledge of aging changes and common health problems of geriatric patients.

  • CPR certification.

  • Familiarity and competence in basic computer operations, email, word processing and scheduling.